Thornton Hall Jean Batten tribute Tencel flying suit, 1986

This Tencel flying suit by Thornton Hall was dedicated to New Zealand aviatrix Jean Batten’s Solo Flight in 1936. The suit was purchased and worn by Priscilla Gear of Invercargill who loved wearing it and kept it for sentimental reasons. "I bought it not long after I was married and before having children. I couldn’t have afforded it otherwise. I remember it cost around $350-$400."



Credit: Photos courtesy of Priscilla Gear
Designer: Isabel Harris
Garment type: Flying suit
Features: Zip-out sleeves
Label: Thornton Hall
Date: Circa 1986